Monday, April 30

6th Ray Schutt Memorial Blitz on Sunday!

GM Browne faces the Fpawn in 2011. Yes, that's a Caro Kann!
Over the past half decade, the Ray Schutt Memorial has become the largest and most prestigious annual blitz tournament in the Bay Area$750 prize fund, include $300 for 1st!  The 2011 edition saw 50 players, including 19 masters, notably Grandmasters Vinay Bhat, Jesse Kraai and Walter Browne, plus International Masters Jacek Stopa, Daniel Naroditsky and Vladimir Mezentsev.  The veteran Browne and teenager Naroditsky shared top honors.

The time control changed to 4 minutes plus 2 second increment. Digital clocks preferred. 

6th Ray Schutt Memorial Blitz Tournament Sunday May 6

Location: 57 Post Street, San Francisco (Montgomery BART)
ENTRY FEE: $10 (free for International Masters and Grandmasters)
This tournament is UNRATED. (Membership in USCF not required)

The prizes are guaranteed due to the generosity of the Schutt Family.

PRIZES: $750 total (guaranteed)
1st place: $300
2nd place: $200
3rd place: $100
4th place: $75
5th place: $50
6th place: $25

Every player wins a book prize from Ray's library.

The Schutt family puts on a tremendous spread of food and drink each year. Even if you don't play please come and enjoy the atmosphere as we pay respect

FORMAT: Five double-round Swiss

TIME CONTROL: 4 minutes per player per game plus 2 second time delay from move one.

REGISTRATION: 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. on May 6

There will be no registration in advance. Register on-site on May 6th. The tournament will be held between roughly 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The entire event will last between 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Refreshments will be available during the event. There will be an informal awards ceremony immediately following the tournament.

Note from Fpawn: I would love to attend again, but the date makes a visit unlikely.

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